Business diagramThe Northwest Industrial Resource Center’s (NWIRC) upcoming Lean Champion Certification course will soon be full. There are a couple of spots left, so now is the time to register if you are thinking about taking the course. This program is eligible for reimbursement from the Make It In America Grant for manufacturers in Erie, Crawford, Forest, Warren, Venango, and Clarion Counties via Partners for Performance.

This 4-session course reviews the detailed principles of Lean with hands-on training and individual assignments pertaining to the participants’ manufacturing business. The course schedule includes:

Session 1: Principles of Lean Manufacturing, September 7, 2016,  8:00am-4:00pm

Session 2: Value Stream Mapping, September 14, 2016, 8:00am-4:00pm

Session 3: 5S/Key Performance Indicators, September 21, 2016, 8:00am-4:00pm

Session 4: Setup Reduction/Kaizen/Kanban, September 28, 2016, 8:00am-4:00pm

Click here to register for Lean Champion Certification. For more information about the course or how to apply for the Make It In America Grant, please email Molly Reichard, Event Coordinator at